THE JOURNEY

Appennino

appennino film still 2 3Regia | Director: Emiliano Dante
Fotografia | Photography: Emiliano Dante
Montaggio | Editing: Emiliano Dante
Produzione | Production: Dansacro

Italia, 2017, 66′ italiano con sottotitoli in inglese / Italian with English subtitles
 
Apennine is a film diary shot between August 2016 and the same month one year later, covering the year of the earthquakes in the Central Apennines, the mountains in Central Italy. It is an intimate and ironical journey, lyrical and geometric, in which the story of life in a seismic area becomes the instrument for reflecting on the very meaning of documentary filmmaking. Apennine ends Emiliano Dante’s trilogy of the post-earthquake, after Into The Blue (2009) and Habitat. Personal notes (2014).

Trailer

Screening: July 7th, h.21.00, Giardino
Rerun: July 8th, h.15.00-18.00, Sala Giardino


Cinema Grattacielo

< 4Regia | Director: Marco Bertozzi
Fotografia | Photography: Marco Bertozzi
Montaggio | Editing: Ilaria Fraioli
Produzione | Production: Aamod, Altreforme, Condominium con Rai Cinema

Italia, 2017, 98′ italiano con sottotitoli in inglese / Italian with English subtitles

 
 
An autobiographical reflection that wonders about the forms of the contemporary documentary. The humanity and the landscapes of the Rimini’s Skyscraper scrutinized firsthand by one of its inhabitants, in open dialogue with the skyscraper itself (to which the writer Ermanno Cavazzoni gives voice) and his imaginaries. The pop interiors, the psychic drifts, the myths of the mass holyday unrolled from one of the buildings symbol of the Romagna seaside metropolis. 100 meters tall, inaugurated in 1959 as an icon of a confident modernity, today it is a big vertical quarter inhabited by about twenty different nationalities.

Trailer

Screening: July 7th, h.22.30, Navata
Rerun: July 8th, h.10.00-13.00, Sala Giardino


Boli Bana

boli banaRegia | Director: Simon Coulibaly Gillard
Fotografia | Photography: Simon Coulibaly Gillard
Montaggio | Editing: Simon Coulibaly Gillard
Produzione | Production: Helicotronc

Belgio, 2017, 60′, fulfulde con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / with English and Italian subtitles

 
 
 
Boli Bana: the roads end here in Fulani language. For young Ama and Aissita the road starts here, in the village of Boli Bana. Through their eyes, the story of a nomadic, mystical and everyday world emerges. A Fulani childhood in Burkina Faso.

Trailer

Screening: July 3rd, h.21.00, Giardino
Rerun: July 4th, h.15.00-18.00, Sala Giardino


El color del camaleón

el color del camaleonRegia | Director: Andrés Lübbert
Fotografia | Photography: David Bravo
Montaggio | Editing: Guillermo Badilla Coto
Produzione | Production: Offworld

Belgio e Cile, 2017, 88′ spagnolo e tedesco con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / Spanish and German with Italian and English subtitles

 

During the Pinochet-dictatorship, Jorge becomes an instrument for the Chilean secret services, who force him to work for them in an extreme violent way. But he manages to escape from Chile and flees to East Berlin where he becomes a war cameraman. His son Andrés makes a psychological portrait of his father and together they dig into the depths of Jorge’s incomplete past.

Trailer

Screening: July 4th, h.22.30, Giardino
Rerun: July 5th, h.15.00-18.00, Sala Giardino


In the name of…

in the name ofRegia | Director: Erlynee Kardany
Fotografia | Photography: Erlynee Kardany, Atle Evang Reinton
Montaggio | Editing: Anette Ruud Andersen
Produzione | Production: Novemberfilm AS

Norvegia, 2017, 54′ inglese, norvegese e malese con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / English, Norwegian and Malay with English and Italian subtitles

 

In a time when belief no longer has a true face and outrage and was threatens to take centerstage, this documentary searches for the secret of peace and compromise. This is a stirring story of one cross-cultural family in conflict over religion. Over the course of 5 years, the filmmaker turns the camera on herself and her nearest to shed light on the challenges of living with Islam as a modern day woman. A heartrendering conflict threatens to tear her family apart and it climaxes as she moves through some of life’s major turning points, all caught intimately on camera. She shares a universal story about faith and family – and what you have to sacrifice for love.

Trailer

Screening: July 2nd, h.21.00, Navata
Rerun: July 3rd, h.10.00-13.00, Sala Giardino


Life is be

life is beRegia | Director: Vato Kuntsev
Fotografia | Photography: Vato Kuntsev
Montaggio | Editing: Vato Kuntsev
Produzione | Production: The Production Studio “Akrobat”

Georgia, 2016, 82′ russo, georgiano e tedesco con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / Russian, Georgian and German with English and Italian subtitles

 

There are five main characters in the film, who live in Telavi (Eastern Georgia), and each of them tells his own history. Two homeless German men. One of them plays the piano at the Charity House. He is a former fireman. He calls his half-fallen apart house the symbol of «the Broken Soviet Union» and he considers himself as the museum exhibit. The third character is the 80-year old former communications office director. His house is a historical monument protected by the government. The house is in poor condition but it can’t be repaired. The fourth character is a former engineer, former lecturer of Telavi University but now he only stays at home and listens to rock music and complains about this life. The fifth character is a successful farmer, businessman. In his farm he has a mini chapel where he prays for the best future.

Trailer

Screening: July 3rd, h.22.30, Giardino
Rerun: July 4th, h.15.00-18.00, Sala Giardino


Les Éternels

8 EternelsRegia | Director: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Fotografia | Photography: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Montaggio | Editing: Philippe Boucq
Produzione | Production: Cobra Films

Belgio, 2017, 75′ francese con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / French with English and Italian subtitles

 

 

«We call “eternals” those who suffer from the melancholy of eternity. Convinced that death cannot triumph over their lives, they believe that they are doomed to wander in anticipation of the day when they will be freed from their existence». This film is a story of wandering and fleeing, on the borders of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan. Inhabited by the ghosts of genocide and by the war that has raged there for over twenty years, the characters who pass through this film carry within themselves the melancholy of the eternals.

Trailer

Screening: July 6th, h.21.00, Navata
Rerun: July 7th, h.10.00-13.00, Sala Giardino


Raghu Rai. An unframed portrait

raghu raiRegia | Director: Avani Rai
Fotografia | Photography: Avani Rai
Montaggio | Editing: Menno Boerema
Produzione | Production: Iikka Vehkalahti

India, Finlandia, Norvegia, 2017, 55′ indi e ebraico con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / Hindi and Hebrew with Italian and English subtitle

 
 

An unframed portrait of Magnum photographer Raghu Rai and his 50 year long journey capturing the stories of India. Raghu Rai’s stories told through the eyes of his own rebel daughter. Together they embark on a journey to Kashmir, the most militarized land on earth.

Trailer

Screening: July 2nd, h.21.00, Giardino
Rerun: July 3rd, h.15.00-18.00, Sala Giardino


Of fathers and sons

of father and sonRegia | Director: Talal Derki
Fotografia | Photography: Kahtan Hasson
Montaggio | Editing: Anne Fabini
Produzione | Production: Basis Berlin Filmproduktion

Germania, Siria, Libano 2017, 98′ arabo con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano / Arabic with Italian and English subtitles

After his Sundance awardwinning documentary Return to Homs, Talal Derki returned to his homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses mainly on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic Caliphate. Osama and his brother Ayman are in the centre of the story. They both love and admire their father and obey his words, but while Osama seems to follow the path of Jihad, Ayman wants to go back to school. The film captures the moment when the children have to let go of their youth and are finally turned into Jihadi fighters.

Trailer

Screening: July 7th, h.21.00, Giardino
Rerun: July 8th, h.15.00-18.00, Sala Giardino


Untitled. Viaggio senza fine

UNTITLED_002_RGBRegia | Director: Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi
Fotografia | Photography: Attila Boa
Montaggio | Editing: Monika Willi
Produzione | Production: Lotus Film, Razor Film

Germania e Austria, 2017, 107′ v.o. con voce narrante in italiano / o.v. with Italian voice over

 

 

After the sudden death of Michael Glawogger in April 2014, his longstanding collaborator and editor Monika Willi realizes a film out of the footage Glawogger shot over the course of 4 months and 19 days in the Balkans, Italy, North and West Africa. A journey out into the world with open eyes and open mind – observing, listening, experiencing. Serendipity is the concept and the only rule to apply – in editing and creating the film just as it was in shooting. Narrated by Nada Malanima.

Trailer

Screening: July 2nd, h.22.30, Navata
Rerun: July 3rd, h.10.00-13.00, Sala Giardino